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Paola Gordillo

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SNAP Ed Educator

4747 Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 601 Matteson IL 60443

(708) 679-6889
Program Areas
Illinois Nutrition Education Programs
Nutrition and Wellness

Paola Gordillo joined Illinois Extension as a SNAP-Ed Educator for Cook County in October 2023. Paola is passionate about increasing health equity and learning evidence-based practices to better serve communities on a larger scale.

Paola graduated with her Bachelor of Science (2021) and Master of Science (2023) in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research focuses on improving cooking skills, reducing food waste, and promoting food resource management in SNAP-Ed households. Paola also completed her dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian and is an active Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member.